The Kansas Weekly Capital from Topeka, Kansas on June 27, 1905 · 3
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Tuesday, June 27, 1905
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CELEBRATE TTERSON DAY Diyton, Ohio, to Honor It Foremost Citizen. JOHN HENRY PATTERSON. Hu Dobs Xoro For the Working People Than Any Other Private Ci tlzen About Hie Work. Special to the Capital. Dayton, Ohio, June -4 The moat unique celebration ever held In the l.'nlted States It shortly to take place In Dayton when the entire population, rich and poor, employers and employes, men, tv men anl children, will unite to welcome home John Henry Patterson alter a year's absence on a trip around the world. The unusual feature of the occasion Is that Mr. Patterson has never held any public office, I, not a politician. nor has he ever performed any of those feats for which Americans are usually given special honor. Tils chief recommendation to his fellow-ll wnsmen Is that as a simple, private cilcn he has done more than any other man to bring prosperity to the community find make Its name known in every quarter of the world. The man whom Dayton Is planning to honor is one of the most remarkable characters of the country. A true "captain of Industry, he ts the originator of the rew policy of "welfare work, which has already made its Influence felt in the betterment of working conditions in factories and stores everywhere. By many social economists, welfare work Is thought to be a long step toward complete harmony between capital and labor. This policy of making work safe, pleasant and (healthful, Mr. Patterson has carried out ill. the model factory of the National Cash Register company, of which he Is president. Through this policy of "welfare work" ,for employes. Mr. Patterson has secured for Dayton a most desirable class of workingmen. He has taught landscape gardening, both by precept and example, until the city has become known everywhere as a "garden city." He has built up a world-wide business of such magn'-tude that its yearly pay roll in Daytoi. nlonc amounts to more than $3,000,000. It 1., in recognition of what he has done to promote harmony between employer and employes as well as the benefits which Ills enterprise has conferred upon the town that Dayton is to give him a public welcome when he returns early in July from circling the globe. Pinna for Public Welcome. The plans as outlined by the committees are most ambitious, and will rail for the expenditure of thousands of dollars. The chief feature of the day will he a parade In which representatives of the leading bu' mess and manufacturing firms, prom-if i citizens, military and civic organist t ns and school children will participate. The procession will pass through the Vnain business streets of the city. In one of these an immense arch, spanning the entire street and flanked hy rows of columns for a distance of a block, has been erected in his honor. This is to he styled the "Patterson Court of Honor, and will he kept standing for several weeks after his return. Before the residence of Mr. Patterson a great platform is to be constructed for the formal "welcome home." Here speeches of greeting will be made, and the mayor of Dayton will present Mr. Patterson with a beautiful loving cup, as a testimonial of the regard in which he Is held by his townsmen. It Is possible, also, that Governor Herrick may ho among those who will speak at the return of the traveler, while a huge chorus of school children will chant songs in his honor. Mr. Patterson left Dayton June 29, 1904, intending to spend a few months in Europe to regain his health, which had been Impaired by overwork. His farewell gift to the 4,000 men and women employes in Ills factory was an educational trip to the "World's fair at St. Louis. On this trip the greater part of the expenses was borne by the company. The welfare work carried on in the Day-ton factory Involves three things ideal working conditions, pleasant surroundings and educational opportunities. Healthful working conditions include clean, well-lighted, well-ventilated workrooms. The pleasant surroundings consist of well-kept la ins, vine colored factory buildings, and employes' homes made beautiful, lectures by prominent men and women, a well fttockad library, literary oluba u4 trim tor employes to places of interest. CImiIUmn mm Health. Mr. Patterson is a great believer in cleanliness. Accordingly bath rooms have been provided in every building. All employes are given time during working hours twice a week in summer and once a week in winter to bathe, with the privilege of as many additional baths as they desire on their own time. Women employes are provided with aprons end sleevelets, which are laundered In the factory laundry. A hot lunch is furnished daily at a nominal charge- to all women employes and to all men in the office departments. The heads of departments and their assistants take their luncheon at the Officers club. Mr. Patterson ha always believed his emplc- s do bette. work for having a substantial meal In the middle of. the day. Two trained nurses and a factory physjelan are always in attendance, and rest rooms and a fully equipped operating room are maintained. Much attention is paid by Mr. Patterson to external surroundings. At the Dayton plant, broad, green lawns, beautiful shade trees and masses of shrubbery surround the buildings. The employes have been encouraged to beautify their own homes, and prizes are given for the best yards. The boys of the neighborhood have been taught gardening. The factory neighborhood, once the home of a disreputable element. has been converted into a desirable residence suburb. A Men's Welfare league has been organized by the men employed in the factory. Besides looking after the welfare of Its members the league supports every movement for the betterment of conditions in Dayton. It also conducts a neighborhood settlement where classes for women and children are held. The six hundred women employed at the N. C. R. have formed a Woman's Century club, the object of which Is the improvement of working conditions for women the world around. These two organizations, by means of publications, are spreading the wholesome gospel of welfare to other manufacturers and working people. SOCIETY WOMAN IN JAIL As a Physician She Could Not Satisfactorily Explain a Young Girl's Death. El Paso. Tex , June 23. Dr. Andrea Reum, a middle-aged woman, prominent both socially and professionally In El Faso, was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary for alleged malpractice. The charges against Dr. Reurn grew out of the critical illness of Julia Hudson, a your.g woman who recently arrived In El Paso from Louisiana. When her condition became serious friends called on other doctors without the knowledge of Dr. Reum, and then, it is alleged, revela-i Nns were made which resulted In the arrest of the woman doctor. Her trial was one of the most bitterly contested that ever occurred in the El Paso courts. Her husband, who is also a physician, was her constant companion throughout the trial, and when she was led away by an officer he went with her. Last night he occupied a cell in the corridor just outside the bars that separated him from his wife. The Reums are wealthy and the case will be fought through the higher courts. Notice of appeal has already been filed. Dr. Reum wore a fashionable gown to jail and she wears a wealth of diamonds In her cell. THE WAY THEY DO IT HERE IN KANSAS J. BERRY TO HAVE $28,W Hapgood, the Plow Mjw, Must Dig Up. A MARION COUNTY CASE Noted Law Suit Over a Contract W. P. Hackney, i Special Muter, Files Hie Report Is tbe Uaited States Court. C. M. Bay, residing some nine miles north of Kingman, says he has all his teams and a steam gang plow at work turning sod; and that the ground Is in excellent condition since the recent rains. Besides this Mr. Ray keeps about half a dozen teams with single plows at work, also, so that it is no uncommon thing for them to turn forty or fifty acres a day. He expects to break 900 acres and plant It all to wheat. He already has over a thousand acres of wheat land and his crop this season is going to average up pretty well; he estimating it all the way from S bushels per acre on some fields to 20 bushels per acre in other fields. A HUSTLING TOWN. THE REAL QUESTION. The real question of disease Is "Can I be. cured? If you or anyone dear to you is Inman, in McPherson County, Is an Enterprising Village. The hustling little town of Inman is situated in the southwest part of Mc-Pherson county on the great Rock Island railroad. It has a population of about 400 and is surrounded by one of the richest agricultural regions of the county or state. The town and country are inhabited by Germans, an honest, industrious and enterprising class of people. The most of them came from the old country and purchased Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad lands during the eighties, developing the raw prairie into the beautiful and well imprqved farms Which you now see. Where then were only buffalo and wild bluestem grass is now found broad wheat fields, alfalfa meadows, orchards, large barns and dwellings equal to any found in the boasted middle states. According to the report of W. P. Hackney, special master In the Hapgood-Berry case, J. J. Berry is to receive $28,000 as his share of the profits from the investments made for Mr. Hapgood by Mr. Berry. Mr. Hackney came to Topeka esterday and heard the objections the attorneys interested in the case had to make. He will complete his final report and submit it to the federal court in thirty days. The final hearing of the report will be in September. It was contended .by the attorneys for Berry that the profits of the investments of Hapgood and Berry were about $90,000. The special master evidently found that the profits were nearly $56,000 for Berry was to receive one-half and is given $28,000 by Mr. Hackney's finding. The Hapgood-Berry case is an interesting one and has attracted considerable attention. Charles H. Hapgood is a millionaire manufacturer who lives at Alton, 111. J. J. Berry lives at Marion, Kan. About fifteen years ago Hapgood and Berry entered into an agreement? whereby Berry was to invest Hapgood's money in real estate and cattle and was to receive one-half the profits for caring for the business. There were no profits for years and Berry continued the work just the same. They bought more than 12,000 acres of land in the state at a low figure. They were confident that the price would go up. The contract expired and was renewed in 1898 on the same terms. Shortly after this land values went up and the profits became evident. In the last contract made Berry gave up his rights to profits in land bought prior to that time. He was entitled to profits only on deals made after 1S98. The profits on these deals were estimated to be from $75,000 to $100,000. When it became evident that there would be great profits to be divided Mr. Hapgood began to have trouble with Eerry about the way he conducted business. This trouble finally reached the stage where Hapgood charged Berry with embezzlement. Berry proved his innocence and then sued Hapgood in the federal court for one-half of the profits in the deals. This case came up in the federal court last spring and was won by Berry. It was contended by Hapgood that four words which had been inserted in the contract between himself and Berry had been inserted after he signed the contract. The words were "and one-half the profits. The jury found that the words were In the contract when Mr. Hapgood signed it. There is so much involved in the case that it will go to th court of appeals n matter which aide wins when the matter reaches Judge Folloek. J. 0. Dean and George Hurd of Abilene are attorneys tor J. J. Berry and Mr. Hapgood is represented by T. P. Oerrer. FIND MANY INDICTMENTS Members of Grand Jury Want General Cleaning Up of Chlokasaw Affair. Ardmore, It. f.. June 24. The special grand Jury which has been investigating alleged frauds in Chickasaw warrants tonight filed four separate indictments lor conspiracy as follows: Conspiracy to defraud Chickasaw nation; conspiracy tc present false claims against the United States; conspiracy to defraud the Commercial National bank of Kansas City. Kan. ; conspiracy to defraud the First National bank of Joplin, Mo. For conspiracy to defraud the Chickasaw nation. Governor D. H. Johnston, cx-Governor Palmer S. Mosley, George Mansfield. J. F. McMurray and Melvin Cornish are made joint defendants; for conspiracy to present false claims against the United States, defendants are W. T. Ward, United States Marshal B. H. Colbert and Kirby Purdom; for conspiracy to defraud the Commercial National bank, B. H. Colbert, W. T. Ward. T. A. Teel. S. M. White and E. B. Hinshaw; for conspiracy to defraud the Joplin bank, B. H. Colbert, Kirby Purdom and W. T. Ward. In all four indictments parties charged therein are indicted jointly. S. M. White and E. B. Hinshaw, two of the defendants, are prominently connected with Chickasaw national schools. Hinshaw Is at present superintendent of Bloomfield seminary school for Chickasaw young ladles, located at Bloomfield, and White is superintendent of Harley institute at Tishomingo. Teel, Hinshaw and White were directors of the defunct Bank of the Chickasaw Nation, through which institution these illegal deals are alleged to have been consummated. CANADA MAY HANDLE UNITED STATES MAILS London, June 23. In an Interview last night, Sir William Mulock, the Canadian postmaster general, who is now here, asserted that ultimately Canada would control the entire mail traffic between Britain and North America and deliver the mails by way of Sydney, Nova Scotia, twenty-four hours sooner than they can be delivered by the direct New York steamships. Probate Judge Hayden yesterday issued three permits to sell liquor. Those securing permission were J. P. Rowley, A. C. Klingaman and W. H. Wilson. The permits of these druggists exrired while Judge Hayden was out of the city and could not be renewed until his return. W. L. Dexter, secretary of the State Temperance union, was present and objected to the renewal of the permits on the ground that the union was not informed as to the day the applications would be heard. Judge Hayden overruled his objections. Guthrie, Okia., June 24. Disastrous storms, visited Payne, Lincoln and Noble counties today, wind and lightning doing damage to crops and property. A tornado destroyed the home of Joseph Oslorchek, a Bohemian farmer of Payne county, and critically injured his 12-year-old daughter. Lightning struck a team of horses belon-ing to Frank Hafner, living near Perry. 9 9 The Short Grass Country Can Prosper Without R-ain ug to figure out Just name to call the disease by. It Is almost impossible to draw the line where debility and weakness mergo into consumption Your trouble may not be consumption to-day, but you dont know what It may become tomorrow. Hundreds of people have been restored to robust health by Dr. Pierces marvelous "Golden Medical Discovery after reputable physicians had pro-nouuoed t r e m consumptive be yond hope. Were they In Nobody can over know. The Important point Is that they were hopelessly III hot this matchless " Discovery restored and saved them- I was not able to do hardly any work at Ik says lira. Jejmle Dlngman. of Vanburen. Dost interesting psin in mj? left says Mrs. Jennie Dlngman. of Vanburen, kaska Oou Mich.. In a mi $tsr to Dr Pierce. "I had j .S5 Shift? 71 le and back, and had headache all the I tried your medicine and It bellied 41 had to be In bed all the 3Slh; 1 -t "My husband thought I had consumption. Be wanted me to sat a doctor, but I told him ft was consumption they could not help tope bottle ike eockn was si Write to Dr. B. V, Fieri I good, fatherly, professional advice, a. ijain sealed envelope, absolutely CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE Big Wheat Crop Looked for in Jewell County. M. H. McCarty of Jewell county reports wheat in fairly good condition in Jewell county, but says the corn is somewhat later in his vicinity than it is here. He thinks that as a whole the crop conditions are quite favorable as compared with former years. E. S. Beck in Chicago Tribune: Ten years ago western, and especially southwestern, Kansas seemed doomed. It had no mineral resources. It had no forests. Drought and hot winds had year after year killed the farmers crops and burned to a crisp the buffalo grass from which came the name "short grass country. A region that can raise neither grain nor grass cant raise live stock. Thousands of men had moved away, leaving farms untenanted and whole towns uninhabited. Those who remained had desperately turned Populist, were sending Jerry Simpson to Congress and had agents out begging food and clothes. Today the short grass country is rejoicing and blossoming as the rose. It is raising big crops of barley, wheat, corn, rye. potatoes, kaffir corn, alfalfa and millet. It is sending fat cattle to market. It is churning large quantities of butter, and the number of its milch cows Is increasing. The once untenanted farms and uninhabited towns are tenanted and inhabited and the population in some counties is growing 10 per cant a year. Those who. confident of the future, bought large quantities of land when it was being sold for taxes have become rich through rapid increase in its value. One cause of the remarkable change in the aspect of the short grass country is that lately it has been raining there. The soil is black, deep and rich and moisture is all it ever needed to make it highly productive. But rain in western Kansas is not to be depended on. Drenching downpours and big crops caused the boom In the 80s and the subsequent lack of them ended it and if the continuance of present conditions depended wholly on rain, their permanency would be extremely doubtful. The short grass country has found it can prosper whether there is rain or not. One of the peculiarities of this region has always been that its wells if sunk to bed rock, a distance of from 30 to 150 feet, never go dry, no matter how severe or protracted the drouth. It was long suspected that there was an extensive subterranean sheet of water beneath it, and recent investigations show this is the case. The water, which is clear and pure, flows underground from the Rocky mountains. The supply is inexhaustible, and in recent years it has been widely used for irrigation purposes. If water should again quit falling from above, the short grass farmer would pump more from below with windmills and go on raising crops and getting rich. Senator Jim Lane of Kansas said once in a speech: "God has done much for this country, and man little, Man is every year doing more for Kansas, the more he does the larger is his reward, and the larger his reward the less of a Populist he is. Now that he has devised means to utilize the immense reservoir provided by nature it is improbable lie will ever again entertain the country with political vagaries. It is not easy for a prosperous farmer to be a political lunatic. LARGEST CLASS IN HISTORY Master Degree Conferred Upon 127 Candidate. BY ROYAL ARCH BASONS Hundreds of Visitors From All Ovsr the West Ware Prasaut at tha Celebration Exercises at the Auditorium. At the Auditorium last night Topeka chapter No. 5, Royal Arch Masons, conferred the most excellent masters degree upon 127 candidates, the largest class In the history of the Masonic order. The affair was th occasion for the holding of a grand Jubilee celebration and rally by the local Masons. Hundreds of Royal Arch Masons from all over the West were in Topeka yesterday for the celebration. Half rates were granted by all of the railroads entering Topeka. The ceremonial program at the Auditorium last night was preceded by an informal reception for the out of town Masons held at the Masonic temple yesterday afternoon. Naturally, the program at the Auditorium was of a secret nature and nobody who was "shy the required grip and password was admitted. More than seventy-five people aside from the candidates took part in the ceremonies. The music was under the direction of W. M. Shaver. The organ music was played by W . F. Roehr and the vocal music was supplied by a special choir of seventy-five voices, led by James Moore. The program of ceremonies follows: Program of Ceremonies. THE HOUSE OF THE LORD. Completion Thu all the work that Solomon made for the house of the Lord was finished. II Chronicles. v:i. THE SOLEMN PROCESSIONS. I. Celebrating the Copestone TJie Herald. the Craftsmen, the Overseer, the Guards, the Kings. "So was ended all the work." II. The Holy Vessels The Herald, the Levites. the Cohens, the High Priest The treasures of the house of the Lord. III. The Ark of the Covenant The Herald, the Craftsmen, the Overseers the Invites, the Cohens, the High Priest the Guards, the Kings. "Greeted as Master at Last. DEDICATION. "The glory of the Lord filled the house II Chronicles. vii:l. The Blessing, the Exhortation, the Prayer, the Accepted Sacrifice "For He is good; for His mercy endureth forever. Historical. Chn rge. Informal address by distinguished visitors. For the Class W. C. N. Garvey. The members of the class upon whom the most excellent master's degree was conferred last night were; Members of tbe Class. Ackley, Calvin W. Kemper. John M. Akers, Everett B. Kincaid, R. McW Anderson, Elisha H. Lewis, Robert H. Anderson, Francis. McAfee. Henry W Anderson. John T. McCabe, Arthur J Andrews. Arthur S. McFarland. F. E. Barber. Samuel E. McLatehey Jos. F Barnes. Harvev A. Barton. David E. Bell, George E. Bird. William A. S. Bowen, Frank C. Brown. Fred S. Brown, Justin E. Brunt, John M. Burdick. Ira W. Burton. Garrett C. Carle. Matthew. Carson. David L. Chandler. Chas. H. Childs, Alfred H. Marshall. John C. Mattern. Wm. J. Miller, Robert A. Miller. Samuel C. Miller. William F. Muschott. Edwin sewman. Albert '.icoll, David T. Vipps. Frank E. Jpperman. W. G. Penweil. La Roy M. Petro, Nelson J. Remley, E. B. H. Rice, Ernest S. Coakley, Andrew F. Ridings, Ernest R. AQ t nc lllla D I rr Ki- AX 7 rx Coates. Willis. Coe. Charles S. Coe, Clare A. Copeland. Edw. L. Rigby. Wm. O. Rigdon. Robert W. Ritchie. Frank R Robey. William B. Coulson. Clarence C. Roehr, William F. Courtney. S. L. Crane. David O. Crosby, Erastus H. Davis. Ernest H. Deacon. W. J. V. Dibble. Ernest C. Dickinson, W. A. Eastman. Philip. Eberle, W. S. Russell, Preston D. Samson, Charles H. Sawin, Carlton L. Seymour, Earl R. Slieetz. John A. Silverthorn, C. R. Smith, Hum O. Smith, Laklns W. Smith. Samuel S. Emmertz. Nelson A. Speer, Cristie D. Ernest, Foy J. Finch. Charles A. Freeman, F. C. Freeman, F. W. Gardiner, C. A. Garvey, W. C. N. Glenn, William C. Goodman. Amos N. Grebe, Robert H. Greenwood. L. H. Haak. Jacob, jr. Hall. David H. Hanlon, Joseph J. Hardy, Charles F. Hayes, Alva A. Hershev, Wm. M. Hill. Calvin M. Hill. Orrin E. Holmes, Geo. N. Hulett, Charles E. Hungate, Otis E. Hutton, George Jennings. R. S. Kirkpatrick. T. C. Keese. William H. States. Harry Stevens, Frank L. Stockham, C. M. Stuart. Robert E. Swendson. S. A. Thompson, C. W. Tracey. Marion G. Vawter. Wm. J. Vore. Charles L. Wall. Elbert A. Warner, Harvey A. Warner, H. Scott Weible. Willis R. West, William N. Whiting. Harris L. Westerfield, J. M. Williams, E. R. Williams, Harrv R. Williams. J. E. Wilmarth. Geo. O. Wilson, Frederic H. Wood. George A. Worley, George F. Young, George Vacation Time in the Rockies TF No Colorado visit is complete without a trip to the mountains. "IT The best hunting, camping and fishing places are found along the Colorado Midland Railway. IF Cripple Creek, Leadville, Glen wood Springs and Salt Lake City are best reached by the Midland. Latest design of observation cars. IF Send for booklets and illustrated literature for 1905 convention visitors. MORELL LAW. T. F. A.. 902 Boston Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. C. H. BPEERS, G. Denver. Colo. for a couple of months in the year, the ground can be made, by simple methods and wise selection of forage plants, to yield a more valuable crop. The soil of Kansas is rich straight through to the Colorado line. All that is required to make it productive anywhere is water. In early times the settlers depended exclusively upon the rains, but this is no longer necessary. Under the surface lie vast lakes of the purest water. Artesian well3 of no great depth can tap the inexhaustible subterranean supply and the winds generate the power for its proper distribution. In many localities this method has been successfully employed. Its success invitee imitation, and at no distant day the Western plains will all be dotted with countless fertile oases. MUCH PADDING OF PAY ROLLS Equitable Paid Money to Dead Officials. JEROME TO SEE ABOUT IT Court of General Sessions Will Be Ready for Investigation This Summer-All tho Insurance Companies May Bs Probed. JUST ONE COUNTY Hamilton Could Sustain More People. Many Kansas Is the SmoKe House And Granary of the World Tbere Are Only Sixty-Eig-ht People Living on Over 300,000 Aorea. Japanese Ordered Ho Expulsions. London, June 23. Replying to a question in the house of commons today in regard to the reported expulsion of American and European firms from Port Arthur, the under secretary for foreign affairs, Earl Percy, said the government had been informed that no such orders had been given by the Japanese authorities. lain mall In ehronic disc jssr yusskss . Pierces Pleasant Pellets. The Way to Get Even. A Marlon man says if he ever gets married again and the boys come around to charivari him he is going to invite them into the house, set out refreshments and while the boys are enjoying themselves be will pass a paper around asking them for their autographs; then the next day he will have the crowd arrested, using the signed paper as proof that they were there. Dickinson Teachers Meet. Special to the Capital. Abilene, Kan., June 24 The Dickinson County Teachers' association today sleet d J. P. Perrlll. 8ooroon. president; J. W. Bowen. Ramona, vice president; Clare Korn. Abilene, secretary- Ad dresses were delivered by local speakers. Another rich chapter will be added to the story of the prosperity of Kansas when the wheat erop is harvested. In spite of conflicting reports as to the extent of the yield and the quality of the grain, if. is evident that the crop will be a bumper one, although it may not break the record. However, the crop records of Kansas for the past five years read almost like a fairy tale, and the fact that this year's harvest ranks with the others is in itself a marvelous achievement. Kansas will be the smokehouse and granary of the world this year as usual. "There never were such times In Kan-sag as they are having now, safd a traveling man the other day who had just returned from a tour of the State. And he might have added, there were never sueh good times tor farmers anywhere in the world as the Kansans are now en joying. This is due not alone to the bountiful crops and to the fact that the Kansas banks are overflowing with the farmers surplus money. There is a better side to the stdry than mere money. Farming on the beautiful prairies of Kansas la not only a safe venture it has become one of the pleasantest of occupations. Tha sting af Isolation and drudg ery hae been attracted from the farmerll life. The free rural delivery brings bin hi daily paper, tha telephone heaps him in touch with his neighbors, and his automobile makes tho distances beautifully leas. Compressed air In his windmill tank supplies him with water, hot riid cold, 0.1 the top floor ef his house. Agr'cultur-al colleges have taught his boys scientific farming, and a complete crop failure is now hardly possible. Improved farming implements have educed his labor to a minimum and converted it Into a pleasurable and healthfn'. exercise. In. a word, the man with the hoe has become the man with the automobile, and instead of sullen, hopeless resignation he lifts hie eyes in gratitude and thankfulness to heaven for the blessings showered upon him. A pretty story came to light the other day of how a penniless harvest hand earned a Kansas farm in a year. It was told in a letter received by Superintendent Jamison, of the local free employment bureau, from Arthur G. Humphries, whom Mr. Jamison had given a job in the harvest fields a year ago. He wgs sent to Kingman county, where he worked during the harvest season on a farm near Belmont, and later on a ranch elesu miles west of Kingman- He writes that he now has a small farm cf bis own near Calista, well stocked with horses and cattle, and he wants Mr. Jamison to send hipi two men to help him harvest his wheat crop, which is fine. Comment is superfluous, but it may be added that with auch possibilities no healthy and in-dustrtouf man in this fertile Southwest need despair of achieving an independence. Kansas city Journal. Hamilton county lies on the western Doundary of Kansas, toward the south, says the Kansas City Journal. There are still 122,048 acres of government land subject to homi 'ead entry in that county and at least Oiie-half of it could be used for raising cattle and crops. Hamilton county could sustain a great many people, but at present it does not boast of a large population. In the three townships of Liberty. Richland and Lamont, with an area of nearly 303,000 acres, there are only sixty-eight people, counting men, women and children. If this area were equally divided, each of these persons would have 4.411 acres; and if each one lived exactly in the center of his tract he would be seven miles away from his nearest neighbor. Or, if we should consolidate these sixty-eight people into seventeen families of four persons each, placing each family in the center of twenty-seven and one-half sections of land, these seventeen families would reside twenty-seven and one-half miles apart, and in the center of a tract embracing 17.647 acres of land. For people who like lots of fresh air and plenty of room to grow in, Hamilton county cant be beat. But this scarcity of population probably will not exist for long. The West is not now looked upon as the forbidden land that once it was. Drouths have ceased to recur with their old-time regularity, or else the settlers know how to guard against them and manage to lay by enough in the good years to provide against the failures In the bad years. The peculiarities of the Western climate and soil have flnally become fairly understood, and no one who farms with intelligence and husbands his resources needs greatly to fear the occasional unfriendliness of Nature. In many parts of Western Kansas heretofore set aside for the perpetual home of the coyote, the jackrabbit, and the prairie dog, a nardy breed of pioneiers are developing fine farms. The sod buster has even run the cowboy out of most f hts ancestral ranges: for it has been foun d that wherever grass grows, u paly New York. June 23. One of the most sensational developments of the Equitable Life situation came to light last night in the discovery that a man who had been dead thirteen months and three others who had long severed their connection with the society were still on the pay roll. The discovery was made through a study of the report of the superintendent of insurance. Air. Hendricks. Included in Mr. Hendricks report is the salary list for the year 1905. On this list appears the name of E. W. Lambert, chief medical director, and the salary of the office is set down at $25,000 a year. Inquiry at the Equitable offices disclosed the fact that Air. Lambert had been dead for thirteen months. Further down the list appears the name of George H. Squire, who is now a director, and who, until last November, was financial manager of the society, at a salary of $20,000 a year. Notwithstanding Atr. Squire's retirement as financial manager and that his successor, Mr. Win-throp, has been appointed, the salary list of the Equitable for 1905 shows that Mr. Squire still receives the salary of $2.O00. Out of Work IS Months. Still another name in the list as printed in Mr. Hendricks' report is that of Edward Curtis, whose office as medical director paid him a yearly salary of $15.000. "While the records of the society show that Mr. Curtis has not been an employe of the company for eighteen montns, he is still in receipt of $15,000 a year, according to the Hendricks report. The fourth name is that of J. B. Loring. registrar of the society. Air. Loring received a salary of $7,000 a year, but at his request, it is said, this was reduced to $5,500 a year. In April. 1903, Mr Loring handed in his resignation, which was accepted. If Air. Hendricks' list is not In error. Air. Loring has been receiving his salary regularly for two years. The regular summer vacation of the court of general sessions will be suspended this year so that the court may be available if the district attorney. Air. Jtro-me, begins prosecution In connection with the affairs of the Equitable Life Assurance society. This action was taken upon the request of Mr. Jerome. Would Probe Them All. A national campaign in favor of a federal investigation of not only the Equitable, but of the New York Life. Mutual, Prudential and all other insurance companies doing business in the several states, is soon to be inaugurated by a group of wealthy business men, headed by William F. King, ex-president of the Merchants association. Mr. King said last night that plans were now making for sending out an appeal to every commercial and civic organization in the United States, urging them to join in the agitation for a federal inquiry. He said: "The time has come when something must and shall be done to protect the common people Trom these big thieves. It is not the Equitable alone. I have information that leads me to believe that a very similar situation exists In other comnanie. Mr. King declared that the Equitable scandal has retarded the commercial development of the United States twen-ty-Pve years. The public has lost con-fiden in banks, life insuance corporations and nearly every fiduciary institution which ordinarily furnishes the money for great enterprises. For this reason he predicted that a money stringency was almost sure to follow. Graft of Lons Standing. The state insurance commissioners' report showed that the state insurance department itEelf was not free from a measure of censure. It was developed in that report that "graft in the Equitable was almost coincident with its birth. From the very first, when Henry B. Hyde began the establishment of safe deposit com- MRS. WINSLOWS SOOTHING SYRUP ha been used br Millions "f Mothers for their children while Teething for over Fifty Yor8. f has been used by Millions "f Mothers for their K children while Teething for over Fifty Yor8. f It soothe the child, softens the puns, ailavs C all pain, cures wind colic, and Is the be-t f remedy for diarrhoea. TWENTY -FIVE CFXTS A BOTTLE. I panics and later trust -om panics throughout the country, the manipulatinrs of these subsidiary irstimti-u'.- was f a character to benefit fir..?. ;ally ihe favored clique of officers and directors without in any manner pr- fit ng the policy holders These facts had never been made known before pi any examination by state officials bond syndicat transactions of James H. Hyde and hi-associates had been .pa Jiy ignored. Nothing had been dm which n aid bring to light the long trail of "graft ' in tbe great instituti- r. Fading hack t the first years of its existence. PREPARE FOR .4 NEW DEAL Reorganization of Standard in Missouri May Be Attempted A Trick. Some Think. St. Louis. June 2f. TV- announcement confirmed today t at R. B. Tinsley. the vice president of the W'aters-Pieree Oil company, wim vas nt here here from ' 2 Br .clway to look after Standard Oil hu.-i . ,-s. j r - d and is going away, i.- lr iiev 1 by many to mean that the- rem panv is going through a reorganizati n to . - :p- the consequences of its tr;:-- e:n' tior.s. Four years ago v.-jp . judgment of ouster was rendered against the company in the Texas courts, there was a general reorganization. T;m-- and again during the inquiry Judge Priest and Judge Johnson have said: This is not the same company." hut there tire so many earmarks that tl commissioner has let in the testimony. With a new president and tiie real Standard Oil representative abs tit, the Waters-Pierce company will be in position to say: But Tinsley is no longer connect ed with the company; w can't be bound by his acts. Reorganization and shifting of officers and responsibilities is almost as old as the Standard Oil company itself. The present company was originally the Standard Oil company of Ohio. It was prosecuted in Ohio, so it reorganised as the Standard Oil company of New Jersey. Now it lias dropped the "of New Jersey, hut has a whole family of little standard Oil companies of Kentucky, Indiana and other states. Cleveland, O.. June 24.- The bodies of five victims of the Alentor wreck were buried today. The funerals were of Ar-thus L. Johnson, of the firm of Comey Ac Johnson, T. M. Eirick. manager of Keith's theater, Allen H. Tyler, engineer of the train. Thomas R. Morgan and Charles H. Wellman, of the Wellman, Seaver w Alor-gan company. Immense quantities of flowers were sent by friends and by the various organizations to which the deceased belonged. One thousand friends and employes of the WellAIan. Seaver A Alorgan company attended the church services over the remains of Wellman and Morgan. CAIN BE CURED No Knife, No Pain or Inconvenience from Business. WHEN you find those rough, scabb y places in your face or lumps on body, dont wait. To wait too long means cert aln death. For over a quarter of a century I have euceeaafully treated this dre ad disease and have never had one to return during that time. If you will writ e me fully I will tell you if your case la curable. Write today for particulars and testimonials. Address: Pr. LOO . YAK rOkSKN so , Junction Bldg., KANSAS CITY, HO.

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